Slight risk of Severe Weather for Saturday, April 25th

Elmore County has been placed under a Slight risk for severe weather on Saturday, April 25th by the NWS Storm Prediction Center. According to the NWS Weather Forecast Office in Birmingham, all of Central Alabama will have a chance for severe weather as a frontal system moves through the State. There will be 2 rounds of weather that may produce showers and thunderstorms. The first round will be tonight after midnight and the second round may develop tomorrow afternoon from noon to 8:00 p.m. Tonight isolated strong storms and heavy rainfall will be possible. The severity of the second round tomorrow afternoon will largely depend on the amount of clearing and how much warming we get during the afternoon hours. Should we remain cloudy and overcast the severity for thunderstorm activity should be less. According to the NWS there is a fair amount of uncertainty in the forecast for our area with regards to timing and intensity of storm activity tomorrow.

Below is a graphic provided by the NWS showing severe weather possible and the possible timing.

We will be monitoring this weather system and will follow up with additional information if any major changes in the forecast.

4242015 Post 1

 

Elmore County Safer Places Open

Several of Elmore County’s Safer Places are open. Check our website: www.elmorecoema.com for locations, directions, special instructions. It is located at the top of the right sidebar. Check back for updates.

St. James Baptist Church, Eclectic Police Department, Tallassee City Hall, Redland Baptist Church, The Elmore County Courthouse downtown in Wetumpka, First Presbyterian Church of Wetumpka.

Elmore County Under a Tornado Watch Update #1

Elmore County is currently under a Tornado Watch until 2:00 p.m. Additional watches may be necessary. The National Weather Service Storm Prediction Center (SPC) has Elmore County located within a Slight Risk area for severe weather for today into tomorrow morning. According to the NWS, there will be several opportunities for strong to severe thunderstorms across Central Alabama. Below is the Hazardous Weather Outlook issued by the NWS Weather Forecast Office in Birmingham. Also below you will find a couple of graphics from the NWS showing timing and threat information for our area for today through tomorrow morning.

THERE WILL BE SEVERAL OPPORTUNITIES FOR STRONG TO SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS ACROSS CENTRAL ALABAMA TODAY.

THIS MORNING THROUGH 10 AM…A FEW THUNDERSTORMS MAY GROW STRONG ENOUGH TO PRODUCE WIND GUSTS TO 60 MPH OR ONE INCH HAIL. WHILE THE THREAT EXISTS ACROSS ALL OF CENTRAL ALABAMA…THERE IS A SLIGHTLY HIGHER THREAT IN THE SOUTH HALF.

FROM AROUND NOON TODAY TO 8 PM THIS EVENING…THERE IS ANOTHER CHANCE OF SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS ACROSS ALL OF CENTRAL ALABAMA. WIND GUSTS UP TO 70 MPH AND HAIL UP TO GOLF BALL SIZE ARE POSSIBLE DURING THIS TIME FRAME.

THE FINAL SEVERE WEATHER THREAT WILL BE FROM AROUND MIDNIGHT TONIGHT TO 7 AM MONDAY MORNING. WIND GUSTS TO 70 MPH AND HAIL UP TO GOLF BALL SIZE ARE POSSIBLE. ADDITIONALLY…THERE IS A SMALL THREAT OF TORNADOES AS WELL. THE THREAT INCLUDES ALL OF CENTRAL ALABAMA…ALTHOUGH THERE IS A SLIGHTLY HIGHER THREAT IN THE NORTH HALF.

Our office will continue to monitor the weather conditions and will email an update on expected severe weather if needed.

Elmore County has been placed unter a Tornado Watch until 2:00 pm

TORNADO WATCH OUTLINE UPDATE FOR WT 78
NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
755 AM EDT SUN APR 19 2015

TORNADO WATCH 78 IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 300 PM EDT FOR THE
FOLLOWING LOCATIONS

ALC005-011-013-017-027-031-035-039-041-045-051-053-061-067-069-
081-087-101-109-111-113-123-191900-
/O.NEW.KWNS.TO.A.0078.150419T1155Z-150419T1900Z/

AL
.    ALABAMA COUNTIES INCLUDED ARE

BARBOUR              BULLOCK             BUTLER
CHAMBERS             CLAY                COFFEE
CONECUH              COVINGTON           CRENSHAW
DALE                 ELMORE              ESCAMBIA
GENEVA               HENRY               HOUSTON
LEE                  MACON               MONTGOMERY
PIKE                 RANDOLPH            RUSSELL
TALLAPOOSA

We have included some graphics for this group of storms for the rest of the day.

 

 41920151

41920152

 

41920153

 

 

Slight Risk for Severe Weather Potential for this Sunday, April 19th

Just a quick update on the threat  for severe weather for this weekend.  The National Weather Service Storm Prediction Center (SPC) has Elmore County located within a Slight Risk area for severe weather for Sunday into Monday. Below is the Hazardous Weather Outlook issued by the NWS Weather Forecast Office in Birmingham. Also below you will find a couple of graphics from the NWS showing timing and threat information for our area for Sunday at this time. According to the NWS, the forecast is rather uncertain, but they are expecting a threat for severe storms with damaging winds and large hail as the primary threats, though tornadoes cannot totally be ruled out. This threat may begin in the West around 11 PM Sunday and continue through 6 AM Monday in the East.

DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN…SUNDAY THROUGH FRIDAY.

SUNDAY EVENING AND OVERNIGHT SUNDAY NIGHT…ANOTHER ROUND OF THUNDERSTORMS IS EXPECTED TO PUSH INTO CENTRAL ALABAMA. THIS ROUND OF STORMS MAY ALSO BE ACCOMPANIED BY DAMAGING WINDS AND LARGE HAIL…WITH THE ADDED THREAT OF TORNADOES. THE TIME OF THE GREATEST THREAT IS FROM 9 PM SUNDAY EVENING TO 6 AM MONDAY MORNING.

Our office will continue to monitor the weather conditions and will email an update on expected severe weather as needed. Again, this is not expected to be a widespread severe weather event. We are just trying to make sure that those who may be called on, should the threat increase, are aware of the potential. 

 

April1920152

April1920153

 

 

 

 

 

Slight Risk of Severe Weather on Sunday, 19 Apr 2015.

For more information check our website at: www.elmorecoema.org.

As of:  17 April 2015, 11:35 a.m.:

The National Weather Service Storm Prediction Center (SPC) has Elmore County located within a Slight Risk area for severe weather for Sunday. According to the NWS Weather Forecast Office in Birmingham a cold front will likely move through late Sunday into early Monday. At this time there may be a chance of a few strong storms possible in our area. This is not expected to be a widespread severe weather event. Hail and gusty winds are expected to be the primary hazards associated with any of these storms as this system  moves through our area at this time.  Below you will find a graphic from the NWS showing the Slight risk area at this time.

Our office will continue to monitor the weather and will post any updates on expected severe weather as needed.

 

weather

 

Winter forecast 2-24-2015

Just a quick update for you all on the winter weather potential for tomorrow. According to the forecast by the NWS Office in Birmingham, the snow and wintry precipitation is going to stay to our north. At this point all precipitation for Elmore County is forecasted to be rain. Below are a couple of graphics from the NWS Office that do show the type of precipitation, timing and forecasted amounts of precipitation.

Again, there is some uncertainty with regards to the forecast when talking about wintry weather, so check the weather forecast to make sure that nothing significant has changed. Should we have any significant changes in the forecast we will send out another informational package.

 

pic 1

 

pic 2

 

pic 3

 

 

Wintry Weather Chances Continue

 The latest information from the National Weather Service Office in Birmingham:   There is some uncertainty as always with regards to the type of precipitation and exact timing of the precipitation. Below you will find 3 graphics and a brief narrative for each provided by the NWS. We will be monitoring the weather very closely and will send out additional updates as needed.

 

Please do not hesitate to contact us at 334-567-6451 if you have any questions or if you need any additional information.

2231

As we move into the overnight hours, moisture increases. Most areas except maybe the far northern fringes of counties are likely to start as rain, but transition to a wintry mix, including the possibility of freezing rain as surface temperatures drop. The area denoted in blue will have a wintry mix possible the earliest in the evening hours. the area in pink on the graphic will take a little longer for a possible transition and may take until after midnight. Areas in green, or generally south of a Demopolis to Wedowee line, should see only rain chances overnight. Travel may become hazardous anywhere in the blue or pink with some minor accumulations possible.

 2232

By Tuesday morning, in the 6am to 9am timeframe, we should start to see the area of precipitation shift to the east bringing precipitation chances to an end north of a Millport to Jasper line. South and east of there, but generally north of a Selma to Roanoke line, there will be a small lingering threat for freezing rain and travel may still be hazardous anywhere in the pink area until temperatures can warm to above freezing and with precipitation also coming to an end. Across the southeast, (in green), rain chances are expected to decrease and end by midday.

2233

Much uncertainty exists and confidence is on the low side, but it does look like there are chances for wintry precipitation to return yet again on Wednesday. This next wave will bring an opportunity for a rain and snow mix at times, across the northwestern half of Central Alabama on Wednesday during the day and into the evening before the system exits. Some accumulations cannot be ruled out.